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On Your Nerves Again/Just Can’t Wait To Get On Your Nerves Again

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Dear Kay,
Let’s just say that, after a week on the road with this pair, I’ve got like 700 abs now instead of one.
O! The Chik-fil-A! The waffle fries! The chips and peanuts and choco bites and whatEVER! At this point, I’m counting batter-dipped onion rings as a vegetable. Those boys eat like food is going out of style. I did my best to keep up, needless to say, but these people are professionals.
I had every intention of live-blogging my Spring Break ’08 travels this past week, but I managed to leave at home the AnnCam cord. What’s a postcard without a picture, right?
So, we’ll begin with:
The Sartorialist: Norfolk Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2008 Edition
My sister Buffy told me about six times that Norfolk’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade is the third largest on the east coast. What she neglected to mention is that THIS parade features the actual, real Saint Patrick, right there marching down the street:
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Here St. Patrick and his frat brother St. Francis (whose big gig is the Blessing of the Beasts in October) discuss how to get to the afterparty at the Knights of Columbus lodge.
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Look! It’s those wig-girls again! We were at mile marker 2 on this parade, so the Irish step dancing was a sort of lethargic hop-hop-twiggle-your-toes-then-limp situation. Felt kind of sorry for them, really. The sequin load on these girls was severe.
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Hazmat suit fun with a cheerful bomb-sniffin’ hound. Sign of the times! Seriously, I have no idea what this pair was up to. But at least they’d got the memo.
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And yes, the senator from Illinois’s Irish heritage was celebrated.
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A lot of hats, a lot of beads (some suspiciously looking like Mardi Gras leftovers, I am just saying), and more green blazers than the 19th hole at Augusta National. I was glad I had my moss green Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 with me so that I wouldn’t get pinched.
Love,
Ann
PS Next up: Colonial Splendor

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Batter dipped onion rings aren’t a vegetable? Then chips aren’t a potato and they aren’t a vegetable either? This is truly a downer news flash.

  2. St Patrick’s day is an Earth Friendly Holiday! Green! Reusing green from other holidays is a Very Good Thing! Glad you had some knitting to balance out the week’s adventures.

  3. St Patrick’s day is an Earth Friendly Holiday! Green! Reusing green from other holidays is a Very Good Thing! Glad you had some knitting to balance out the week’s adventures.

  4. ~snort~

  5. I’m teaching at a middle school this year.. no one even mentioned one thing about St. Patrick’s Day and the wearing of the green. (However, one girl was wearing pointy paper ears .. or at least, I don’t think that they were her real ears?
    Sigh, I think I miss the little ones checking to see if everyone is wearing green or they get pinched. Of course, as a teacher I was prepared and had little shamrocks that we ALL WORE!

  6. One should never attempt to keep up with pre-teen (or teenage) boys when it comes to eatin’ junk. Unless, of course, one is also a pre-teen (or teenage) boy. It leads to bad tummy juju.

  7. O’my. This was a very funny post. All I did for St. P day was drink green tea.

  8. Good looking boys! (must be the waffle fries and the ‘whatever’).
    Funny post, especially the title (which could also pertain to–beloved–members of my own family). I wonder if, in time, you’ll be telling us what you were knitting with that green merino.
    By the by, what is Chik-fil-A?–I can’t be the only one who never heard of it; inquiring minds want to know (‘specially if it’s edible…)
    LoveDiane

  9. O’Bama…LOVE IT! I missed our parade this year, but we were certainly in the spirit of Spring, going about in light jackets and shawls. Until “the first day of Spring” when we got another 7″ of snow. I love the Upper Midwest. It’s a merry challenge……or wossname. I’m in anticipation of things to come!

  10. O’Bama…LOVE IT! I missed our parade this year, but we were certainly in the spirit of Spring, going about in light jackets and shawls. Until “the first day of Spring” when we got another 7″ of snow. I love the Upper Midwest. It’s a merry challenge……or wossname. I’m in anticipation of things to come!

  11. hee hee hee hee

  12. hee hee hee hee

  13. hee hee hee hee

  14. I’m thinking y’all got way too close to my house without stopping by for a visit! Dang. We’re off to Fla. tomorrow for break. Happy Easter!

  15. Have to love that dog … but he should ditch the neon wotsit at the end of his lead (the way he’s pulling perhaps that’s what he’s trying to do LOL)

  16. happy spring time

  17. the guy with the o’bama shirt made me laugh out loud.

  18. Fleece ARtist rocks!